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The developer behind Mid Towne Village ,Third Coast Development, plans to redevelop the former Miller Zeilstra Lumber site into retail and medical office space. They also are planning to rebuild the gas station at Michigan & Eastern.

http://www.mlive.com...er_yard_ga.html

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So awesome! Now if someone could just tell me what is going on at at the old Hot and Now?

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Very nice, this part of Michigan needs some TLC.

Will they raze the exisiting building that use to be Miller-Zielstra or just modify and re-use...could not really tell from the article.

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It is unclear to me if they will be keeping the existing building. I suspect that they will keep the portion that fronts Michigan and perform "selective" demolition on the rest. It's also unclear if the two story building is a new building or the existing building at 411 Houseman. The county website list both properties as being owned by different owners. The county does list the Miller-Zielstra property as being owned by Mercantile Bank so the website could be out of date.

I also think they may be needing more land if they plan to add a car wash to the gas station.

Edit: In case you are wondering, the slivers of land that protrude into the railroad right of way are listed as being owned by the railroad.

Edit 2: I found out that the brownfield plan covers 833 Michigan & 411 Houseman. So 411 Houseman is included.

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I believe Taco Boy is still the plan for the old Hot N Now.

Some of the houses next to the gas station are coming down for the car wash.

All of the front, main building section of the Miller Zeilstra building will remain to be renovated. Behind will be parking that will be shared with all of the buildings and Grand Coney. 411 is staying and being renovated. Josh can probably remember more and add it later. The drawings that we saw looked pretty good.

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I guess I'm kind of 50/50 on this.

Most of the structures on the site will be demolished for expanded parking and for a road to connect

two surface lot areas. Looks like almost 2/3 will be cleared away.

No additional structures are going up on the site along the street.

So if you took the entire plot of land, including the Grand Kony property, and moved all of the buildings to one side, only 1/4th will have any actual buildings on it. The rest will be to park cars.

So yeah, they clean up some shabby buildings, which is great, but what is it other than another mini

office park?

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I guess I'm kind of 50/50 on this.

Most of the structures on the site will be demolished for expanded parking and for a road to connect

two surface lot areas. Looks like almost 2/3 will be cleared away.

No additional structures are going up on the site along the street.

So if you took the entire plot of land, including the Grand Kony property, and moved all of the buildings to one side, only 1/4th will have any actual buildings on it. The rest will be to park cars.

So yeah, they clean up some shabby buildings, which is great, but what is it other than another mini

office park?

From what I've heard, much of that parking is for Spectrum Health shuttle parking, so it frees up space on the Hill that might otherwise be eaten up by another ramp or surface lot up there. It's just a bunch of ramshackle industrial buildings, not really anything notable or historic, afaik.

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Is it going to be drive thru only or will it have a dining room?

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This looks really awesome, and I'm glad something cool is going in there, as opposed to an Arby's or something. I was about to petition the National Register of Historic Places to put a plaque by that old Hot 'n' Now.

The site was pretty rough before! Anyone seen what it looks like now? If Opening Day is this close, there must a lot of work done already.

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This looks really awesome, and I'm glad something cool is going in there, as opposed to an Arby's or something. I was about to petition the National Register of Historic Places to put a plaque by that old Hot 'n' Now.

The site was pretty rough before! Anyone seen what it looks like now? If Opening Day is this close, there must a lot of work done already.

Pretty certain there will be indoor seating.

Here's a photo from about a month ago:

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Got some photos of this project on Saturday, including the new butcher shop, https://www.facebook.com/GrandButchers, which is pretty far along.  I also put some before photos from Feb. 2012 at the bottom.

 

Complete set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/sets/72157637140752364

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/10584022273/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/10583754605/

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mmm...parking...

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/10583758655/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/10583814324/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/10583796136/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/10583826344/

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Interior of other retail bays:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/10583793586/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/10583793816/in/photostream/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/10583768045/

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Just for fun, here are a couple of before photos I took a couple winters ago (that set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/sets/72157629396197943):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/6909869749/in/set-72157629396197943

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/6912325393/in/set-72157629396197943

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/6912341245/in/set-72157629396197943/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/6912357737/in/set-72157629396197943/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/6912279687/in/set-72157629396197943

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoman311/6909941445/in/set-72157629396197943

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I don't know if it was mentioned before but there is a Snap Fitness going in to this location also. I know the owner and he is moving his 28th street location to here.

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"the former Miller-Zylstra Lumber building"  <-- See photos above for correct spelling. :)

 

I didn't write it and I'm not the editor. But I'll see what I can do. :)

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